Imagine that the shortage of consoles affects not only consumers, but also the very company that produces them. Microsoft has been forced to use Xbox Series X development kits for the Championship Series Halo Infinite, as recognized by the study itself, 343 Industries. In a message posted on social networks, the head of esports, Tashi, has reassured the participants and said that these devices work the same as consoles.
“You will play this weekend on consoles Series X development”, has published referring to last weekend. “They are functionally identical and they will operate in ‘retail’ mode, so it’s exactly the same experience, they just look different. Why? The global shortage is real ”.
The semiconductor crisis does not end
Since the launch of the next-generation machines in 2020, both Microsoft and Sony have had serious difficulties in distributing their consoles. Both PS5 and Xbox Series X they’re hitting stores in waves, while the Xbox Series S has been luckier as the stock is wider. Be that as it may, the problems derived from the lack of semiconductors do not seem to be solved in the short or medium term. The most optimistic predictions speak that production will normalize in the second half of 2022.
Halo Infinite, meanwhile, has been released as the highest rated game of the titles developed by 343 Industries. The studio released the multiplayer free-to-play on a beta basis by surprise, while the final version (everything final that can be a multiplayer video game) has arrived together with the paid campaign. The new story starring the Master Chief is available at Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S y PC. Xbox Game Pass subscribers can access all content from day 1.
Source | 343 Industries